Did you miss the 2014 Lady Lions Pink Zone Basketball game? No problem…here’s what you missed.
Game Date: February 16, 2014
Total Raised in 2013: $310,000 – highest Pink Zone amount raised in one year
Total Pink Zone Dollars Raised: $1,135,318
PA Breast Cancer Coalition
Penn State Cancer Institute
Mount Nittany MC
Kay Yow Cancer Fund
Geisinger – Lewistown
Fans in attendance: 12,585
Survivors in Attendance: 698
Game score: Penn State 78 – Wisconsin 68
Game highlight: Along with pink trimming on the jerseys and the pink headbands, both Penn State and Wisconsin basketball players wore pink socks and shoes to support breast cancer and the Pa Pink Zone.
In addition, Maggie Lucas led the Nittany Lions to a victory by netting 25 points.
Coppersmith Award Winner: Centre Daily Times
(What is the Coppersmith award? The Mimi U. Barash Coppersmith Pink Zone Champion Award is an annual recognition of an individual, organization or group that has made outstanding contributions to breast cancer education, outreach, advocacy, treatment, survivorship, research or support in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. An award will be made in association with the annual Pink Zone game. Nominations can be made by volunteers for Pink Zone, staff of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lady Lions staff and team members, and the community at large.)
Quote of the year: “The moment I realized we had surpassed our fundraising goal this year honestly brought tears to my eyes,” Pink Zone at Penn State Executive Director Miriam Powell said. “There are so many people who work behind the scenes to make Pink Zone at Penn State successful. When the moment arrived when we realized our hard work had literally paid off, there was an overwhelming feeling of satisfaction combined with complete awe and amazement. The money we raise is used in such impactful ways, and the list of folks who make this all possible is impressively long. We are so lucky to have supportive community partners, enthusiastic beneficiaries, generous sponsors and committed volunteers. I’m incredibly proud to be in a position to help lead this organization to continued success. I can’t wait to see what Pink Zone holds for Penn State in 2015.”
Fun Fact: This year marked an important milestone for the Pa Pink Zone. The Pa Pink Zone has officially raised over one million dollars towards promoting breast cancer awareness and empowering breast cancer survivors.
See you next year for our Lady Lions Pink Zone Game where we hope to continue exceeding our goals and aiding in the fight against breast cancer.
To access the 2/16/14 game recap article click: here
To access the2/16/14 game box score click: here